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    Posted June 28, 2010 by
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    Explosion on Mizzou Campus

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Spencerernst is a student journalist who happened to be on campus when a chemistry lab explosion occurred. He went to investigate. Four people were injured in the incident; read more in this story.
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    An explosion rocks the MU campus in a chemistry lab this afternoon.

     

    "Columbia fire investigators say they believe  the explosion that damaged the lab occured in the gas collection hood  around a 2000 p.s.i hydrogen cylinder, and not in the cylinder itself.  The explosion happened in Schweitzer Hall  around 2:20 pm, injuring four people.

    The fire supression system on the third floor of the building where  the explosion took place did activate and help firefighters put out what  they called a small fire.  The explosion blew out at least 8 windows on  the outside of the building.  Witnesses say that the ceiling inside the  damaged room collapsed and that debris covers the area.  Firefighter  say there is no structural damage to the building though."

    -KOMU 8- Columbia, MO

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